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Spin Cycle not functioning. I hear the motor running, but no spinning going on. Tank fills and emties, but not spin.

Older whirlpool top loading washer circa 1998. Will not spin during rinse cycle. Paddle seems to spin by hand, but base will not move. I hear the motor running, but no movement. Any Ideas?

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  • jkaller3 May 23, 2009

    I will look. Thanks for your response.



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The belt may have broken, check under the machine

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